Busy year for Kimberley’s planning department

Building permit values still way down from five years ago

Kimberley City Council received a number of year end reports at their first meeting of 2013, including a building department report that indicates there is a long way to go to match the glory days of six or seven years ago.

Cumulative values of building permits for 2012 were $5,761,657, which while $700,000 up from 2011, are $2.4 million down from 2010.

“We still have a ways to go,” said Coun. Jack Ratcliffe.

However, the City’s planning department has been busy, as outlined in a report by Manager of Planning Services Troy Pollock.

In addition to building permits and inspection services, the Planning Department looks after land use planning and development applications, subdivision applications, municipal land disposition and acquisition, and long range planning and sustainability.

There are a number of large development and subdivision projects on the books in Kimberley, though there is current activity on very few.

Homesteads, River Ridge Way, Forest Crowne Phase 3, Sullivan Landing, The Summit at Taylor’s Mill, Deer Run Drive, Dreamcatcher, Kimberley Crossing, Mark Creek Landing and the Northeast Expansion lands, are all at various stages of the planning process.

The permit on 49 Deer Park has expired. And the City is waiting submission of the development permit application for the seniors housing project on Church Street.

The light industrial park lands in Marsyville have gone through the environmental assessment process and received a certificate of compliance. A certificate of compliance for the Marysville Benchlands is expected in 2013.